December 24th Show : Blog Of The Nation On today's show, CIA tapes, Meghan Daum on teen pregnancy, To-Do lists, and Charlie Wilson's War.
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December 24th Show

Seasons Greetings!!! Here's what's coming up on our show:

In our first hour, we will re-visit our discussion of the destruction of CIA video recordings of the interrogation of two al-Qaeda suspects. While there are more largely unanswered questions from the CIA, the Justice Department and the 9/11 commission, we are beginning to find out why the tapes were made in the first place. Guests on the program detail the investigation process and talk about the subpoena issued by Congress last Thursday to Jose Rodriguez, the former CIA official who ordered the disposal of the tapes. At the end of the hour, Los Angeles Times columnist Meghan Daum talks about her commentary that appeared last week, where she opines that the recent jump in teen pregnancy is not due to a lack of education, but a lack of mortification. Her article is entitled, "Knocked up but not out."

As this year winds down, it just doesn't seem fitting to wipe the slate clean for the new year until we've reviewed and, if we're lucky, actually crossed off things on our on-going or newly drawn up "to-do" lists. Holiday shopping lists, grocery lists, "must do in 2007" lists. At present, Santa is making a list...and checking it twice. Face it... we love lists. So are you an obsessive author of lists? Tell us what's on yours. We'll talk about your lists with our guests -- among them will be Sasha Cagen, the author of To-Do List: From Buying Milk to Finding a Soul Mate, What Our Lists Reveal About Us. That's at the beginning of our second hour. At the end of the hour we'll talk about the portrayal of Charlie Wilson in the new movie Charlie Wilson's War with former Texas Congressman Martin Frost, who served with Wilson in the legislature.